Title: Instructional Services and Engagement Librarian
Position type: FT 12 months Faculty
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Lawrenceville attracts outstanding students in grades 9-12, including about two dozen post-graduates. Lawrenceville’s 810 students come from more than 30 states and 30 countries, with more than a quarter receiving assistance from a $10.5 million dollar financial aid budget. Across residential, academic, and co-curricular settings, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose, inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all.
The Lawrenceville School seeks enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individuals who want to work with both adults and students in a collaborative and inclusive academic setting.
The Instructional Services and Engagement Librarian is responsible for developing and coordinating the Lawrenceville School’s Information Literacy curriculum in collaboration with teaching faculty and the other librarians. The position will design instruction lesson plans, collaborate on research assignments with faculty, and will assess the success of the program. The position responsibilities include teaching both general and discipline specific classes, outreach to faculty, developing assessments, and providing leadership on campus for the Information Literacy program. In addition, this position provides reference assistance, participates in collection development, and contributes to library-wide planning and program development.
Typical responsibilities include the following:
Develops, coordinates, and implements the Library’s instruction program, which includes group, individual, and online components.
Assigns and schedules instruction sessions for a group of 6 librarians.
Acts as the library liaison to the Humanities: Cultural Studies faculty.
Provides reference assistance on a regular schedule.
Plans, implements, and evaluates a diverse range of outreach, programming, and instructional support services for students, faculty, in collaboration with the Assistant Outreach Librarian and a staff assistant.
Works with the Assistant Outreach Librarian and the team to market and brand library resources, services, and programs.
Uses various library metrics to assess services and programs.
Participates in library-wide planning, as well as faculty meetings and discussions.
Covers one evening or Saturday of library duty per week and three to four weekend duty periods per semester in rotation with other librarians.
Provides assistance to students doing research during assigned daily reference coverage periods.
Assists faculty in developing information resources for coursework using LibGuides or other tools.
Provides Document Delivery services for library users by locating journal articles and other requested sources.
Assists in other general duties, including special projects and programs, collection development, weeding, and strategic planning as requested by the Library Director.
Serves as an advisor to five to eight students, and does one evening a week of “house duty,” providing evening supervision in a student residence.
Chaperones a weekend activity (dance, coffee house, etc.) one time a term.
Works professionally and cooperatively within the department, the School, and the broader Lawrenceville community.
The strongest applicants will have the following qualifications:
MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
Familiarity with the theory and practice of information and media literacy, as well as demonstrated experience designing information literacy curriculum, preferably based on the ACRL Framework.
Demonstrated success engaging faculty across disciplines.
Familiarity with emerging technologies as they relate to information and media literacy, as well as library services.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
A strong dedication to customer service.
Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.
Minimum two to three years of experience designing and teaching library instruction classes in an academic environment.
Experience creating instructional and information materials such as online tutorials, surveys, and guides.
Experience in providing reference service, including a broad knowledge of both print and online information sources preferably related to the social sciences in an academic library.
Experience providing outreach services to a diverse campus population.
Experience designing and evaluating student assessments of information and media literacy skills.
Five plus years of experience designing and teaching library instruction classes in an academic environment.
Experience working with adolescents.
The Lawrenceville School is a diverse and inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will also provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
About The Lawrenceville School
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 810 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 29 states and 35 countries. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.